Twitter reacts to the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets

NBCS NW Staff
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The Blazers will meet with the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

Twitter reacts to the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets

The Blazers will meet with the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

Twitter reacts to the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com

The Portland Trail Blazers are officially headed to the Western Conference Finals. 

After suffering a first-round sweep to the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2017-18 playoffs, the Blazers faced tough odds to make it to the Western Conference Finals, let alone make it out of the first round of the playoffs.

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The Blazers weren't dealt the best hand of cards this season: Owner Paul Allen died of cancer in October just days before his Blazers embarked on one of the best seasons in franchise history. CJ McCollum avoided a major injury, straining the popliteus in his left knee in March, which sidelined him for 10 games this season.

And then Jusuf Nurkic, the heart and soul of the Trail Blazers, sustained a serious leg injury, which ruled him out for the entirety of the playoffs.

Each time the Trail Blazers experienced a setback, they responded. 

With their backs to the wall on Sunday night, the Trail Blazers once again shocked the nation, defeating the Denver Nuggets 100-96 to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000.

Here's a look at how fans, members of the media and players reacted on social media to the Blazers Game 7 win:

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